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Morning Announcements: May 4, 2012

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May 04, 2012 04:34 pm

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Happy Friday! We won’t hold you up from enjoying your weekend sooner, so here are the latest education headlines. Zip through them and you’re one step closer to zipping through your day and work week!

California Watch continues the analysis of special education in the American school system. After failing for the eighth straight year to meet service delivery targets for special education, Los Angeles Unified School District has begun interviewing staff to understand why records indicate thousands of students with disabilities are not receiving their prescribed services.

A parent coordinator writes to the New York Times: These days there is a lot of emphasis on school accountability and teacher accountability. But who is paying attention to parent accountability and finding ways to help parents become more involved? “Someone is always talking, measuring, criticizing — but not solving,” she writes.

From the Washington Post, a New York school principal is urging the state’s education commissioner to review the standardized math assessments recently given to students in grades 3-5 because of a host of serious problems with their design. In a powerful letter, she also told him to take the tests to see the problems for himself.

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